Wednesday, June 4, 2014

MacDougall Signs Extension

In today's Daily Gleaner Bill Hunt writes that Varsity Reds head coach Gardiner MacDougall has signed a contract extension that will keep the Bedeque, PEI native behind the UNB bench for another 5 years, taking through the 2018-2019 season.

The UNB Athletics website also has the story, and highlights some of MacDougalls impressive accomplishments during his first 14 seasons:
"He has helped lead one of Canada's most successful university hockey programs to four national championships and two silver medals and made his eighth national championship appearance in March 2013...He won his first banner in the strong AUS conference in 2003 and added four more to his credit; 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The Varsity Reds have been the AUS regular season pennant winner for the past seven consecutive seasons and have reached the AUS Final Four play-off each year of MacDougall's tenure...MacDougall became UNB's all-time coaching leader in 2006 and since then has become the  current  AUS leader in all time wins, this year becoming the 1st AUS Hockey coach to accumulate over 400 Wins.  Currently he has an overall record of 420-176-21 and 336-140-18 for AUS conference, playoffs and CIS championships including a sparkling 18-5 record at the CIS National Championships."
Hunt also notes that the search for an assistant coach to replace Todd Sparks - who resigned earlier this offseason - has almost come to a close as the candidates have been narrowed from 18 to 4.